Have you ever seen a fish out of water? The way it flops and fights for it’s dear life against all odds? MMO’s do the very same thing you know and this big fecking carp has been on the river bank for some time now.
A few weeks ago Sony announced it’s cross platform superhero extravaganza was going free to play, which was of little surprise to anyone who keeps an eye on these things. With quite hefty losses in terms of player numbers the Japanese games giant is hoping to follow in the footsteps of other MMO’s which have seen the revitalization of their games moving to the Sub/F2P model.
Free players will have access to the cities of Gotham and Metropolis with all raids and alerts in these zones, with extra abilities and features purchasable via a micro-payment system. For those who spend over $5 in game, they will be come “Premium” account holders opening up further inventory slots, a higher cash limit and further character slots as well as further purchasable options including adventure packs which expanded the games content.
There will still be a subscription option for those who wish to continue to do so, which will have the benefits of all previous content and future DLC being accessible for no further charge as well as 15 character slots, 80 inventory spaces and Leagues free from size limitations. This subscription model will remain at the price of $15 per month.
Although at this stage it is not certain this move will be enough to save DC Universe Online from shutting down, this is a great opportunity for those who are yet to experience a Superhero MMO, in particular those who favour consoles over the PC.